Reset or reboot?
Reset and reboot are two different terms that refer to different processes performed on a computer or other electronic device.
Reset means restoring the device to its factory state. This is a process that involves deleting all data and settings from the device, such as files, apps, passwords and user preferences. Reset is often used when a device is locked or not working properly to get it back in operation.
Reboot means rebooting the device. This is a process that involves closing all programmes and applications and then restarting the operating system. Reboot is often used when the device is running slowly or when programmes are not working properly.
In short, a reset is a more radical solution, deleting all data and settings from the device, whereas a reboot simply restarts the operating system.
Soft or hard reset?
Soft reset and hard reset are two different ways of restoring a device to its factory state.
A soft reset involves restoring the device to its factory state using options in the menu or the app on the device. This method is usually easier and safer, as it preserves the user’s data and files.
A hard reset relies on a physical reset button or combination button on the device, which is used to return the device to its factory state. This type of reset is often used when a device is locked or not working properly and it is no longer possible to restore it using software.
In a nutshell, a hard reset is a more radical solution that requires physical access to the device and deletes all data and settings, while a soft reset involves restoring the device to its factory state using options in the menu or the app, and allows user data and files to be preserved.
How about a format?
Formatting is a different concept to a reboot, hard reset or soft reset. Formatting is a process that removes all data from a hard drive or other storage medium and restores it to its original state. This is typically used when you want to prepare a hard drive for use with a new operating system or when you have finished working with data that you do not want to store.
When it comes to formatting, the closest term is hard reset. A hard reset involves deleting all data and settings from the device, just as formatting involves deleting all data from the hard drive. This is a more radical solution and should only be used when other methods do not work, such as a reboot or soft reset.